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Trouble installing WinXP over Win98

Q: Trouble installing WinXP over Win98

I really hope someone can help! My brother in law gave me his old computer for the kids. It's a HP and running on 98. There were alot of problems with the system, so I decided to put XP on it, hoping to resolve some of the issues. I started out using the setup floppy disks for WinXP, but received an error:

File\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded
Error code is 7
set up cannot continue

At this point, I should have done more checking, but instead tried to load XP anyway. It went all the way through the format, and even let me download the service pack, kind of....it went through the whole process of downloading it, but when I checked again for updates, it was still there. Did I mention that my mouse froze up halfway through the format? This isn't a great machine, but for what I was using it for, I hope I can resolve this! I'm not a wiz by any means, but I think this error code that I received in the beginning is the culpret.

Any suggestions?

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I have two computers, one windows 98se and one windows xp, and I'm having trouble getting the windows xp machine to list itself in Network Neighborhood. When I click View workgroup computers it returns the message "The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available".

The Windows 98se machine lists itself in network neighborhood. Norton Internet security is disabled. The windows 98se machine can browse the internet, but not the xp machine.

The windows XP machine is connected to the internet with a dlink 300 adsl modem connected to a NIC. Another NIC was added to connect it to the 98se machine. It worked once or twice, but after a reboot failed to work (but the internet on the 98 machine worked, so it's not the cable or connection). This created links on the xp machine to the 98 machine, which still work. I just need the xp machine to list itself therefore listing itself on the 98 machine.
Otherwise I can't share the printers and files. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Trouble connecting winxp and win98 machines

Install NETBEUI protocol on all systems, you'll be browsing in an instant. You'll have to get the files for XP off the CD in the VALUEADD directory and then you can install it for XP.

XP and 2K were designed for DNS name resolution, and since you don't have a local DNS server, and the default browsing mechanisms without DNS are spotty for these systems, it's not all that reliable. NETBEUI normally overcomes that issue.

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im running windows XP but due to compatibility problems i need win 98 se... is it possible to install win 98 on a win XP system without reformating? (and keeping winXP) ive heard its possible to install both OS on the same partition except you have to start with win 98 and move back to win XP... so can you do it the other way around?


A:[Solved] installing win98 on a winXP system

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Hey im trying to dual boot with xp and 98. but i only have one hard drive, and ive made 4 partitions. 3 ntfs ( one with xp on it) and one fat32 ( wich i want to put win 98 onto), but when i try to install win98, it doesnt let u choose were to install. so i dont know how to install win 98 onto the drive i have allocated. i am going to use a boot loader called GAG, yet i can only use it once i install win 98. but im having trouble with that. any one know what i should do???????

A:having trouble installing win98 on fat32 partition. Need Help

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I turned my computer on and inserted the WIndows XP disc and nothing happened; so I shut the computer down with the disc in it and restarted it and still nothing......

The only message I'm getting is:
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device."

Anyone have any advice?

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I was recently given a computer that I am trying to get running for a friend. I has a 40 gig hard drive with AMD athlon 600 and 384 mb of memory. After trying several time to install Winxp I ran the program Dban and wiped the hard drive. I also ran memtest to test the memory. I also downloaded the 6 install floppys from MS. I have tried to do a clean install and also used the floppys but both end up the same. I get the message " Setup either detected multiple disks in your machine that are indistinguisable or detectd raw disk (s). Setup has corrected the problem, but Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit." Each time I restart I get the same answer. In running the 6 floppys all is well until the 6th one is installed. I have tried using a new set of the floppys but still no luck. I could sure use some help on this one. Thanks for any help in advance.

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I've got my new PC all together, and am ready to install XP on it, but when I'm in the setup, it keeps giving me a message saying it's not detecting the hard drive. I know it's connected, a friend of mine looked at it and he found the HD on the BIOS.

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I have read the instructions on how to install WinXP Fax services, which seem pretty simple. I have gone to control panel, install windows components, checked the box next to fax services, clicked next and finish. I close add/remove software and control panel. When I go to start/all programs, point to accessories, communication and fax, it is empty. There is no fax console.

So I try the entire process again. The fax services box is unchecked. It appears it never installed. I tried running the WinXP CD. I choose install optional items, check the box for fax services. It looks like it installs as before. But once again, it has not.

Can anyone give me any help?

Thank you.

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So I currently have a 160B HD 15GB was for HP Recovery (D: drive with about a 1GB empty) and a 145GB partition (C: drive with about 111GB empty) I also have installed a 320GB HD (L: drive with about 189GB empty).

Now when I attempt to install XP and you get to the screen where it asks you what drive to install it on and it lets you delete partitions, this is what it shows:

I: Partition1 (HP_RECOVERY) [FAT32] 5692MB (673MB free)
C: Partition2 [UNKNOWN] 146925MB (146925 free)

131068MB Disk 0 at Id 1 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]

D: Partition1 [UNKNOWN] 131072MB 131071MB free)

Now what's wierd is that in this list the I: drive is obviously my D: drive but is one of these my new HD? The whole reason I installed the new HD before installin Windows again was so I could archive files there instead of DVD+Rs.

Any advice?

A:Trouble Installing WinXP Pro w/new HD

C: is your 320GB drive, but you need SP2 to recognize drives bigger than 150GB, that is why it does not show up as 320GB

install windows, then update to SP2 and the drive should show up as it's full size

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The actual problem I am encountering is that I get a "asms file is needed" message and I have no idea what to do from here. I investigated several threads that my search took me to but the threads have been closed and I didnt find and solutions. I have the original WXP pro install disc and SP2 & SP3. I am not at all PC savvy so I need help with what to do from here. Can someone please help?

A:Trouble installing WinXP pro on brand new drive

Is that an actual XP Pro CD, and is it XP original or XP SP1?

If you've installed a new hard drive, it needs to be formatted before you can install XP Pro in it.

The XP Pro CD does all the work - if that's what you have.


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Hi folks, I've been trying to install Viavoice on my dad's PC and I always get the same error message during install. The error code is (Rc = 18), though I could not find it anywhere on IBM's site.

The worst part is that it leaves some files on the PC and the folders are protected, so I can't delete them.

Is there any way for me to remove the program?

A:Trouble installing Viavoice 8 Standard Edition on WinXP

Hiya and welcome

When the error number comes up, does it have any other wording on it?

Also, do you have the screensaver and any antivirus programs disabled, when you install?



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I am converting from a Win98 computer to a new Win XP computer.
Old 80 gb HD contains 10 partitions in FAT32 format.
New 160gb HD has 2 partitions, Drive C: 144gb in NTFS format and Drive D: 4.75gb in FAT32 format.
I would like to remove the old 80gb drive and install it in the new computer.
-- How will my partitions in the old drive show up on the new computer?
-- Should I leave the files and partitions as they are in FAT32 format, or is it necessary to copy the files to new Drive C:, then reformat the 80gb drive and re-partition it before copying back.
-- Does XP come with partitioning software?
-- If not, do you have any recommendations?

A:Going from Win98 to WinXP

As long as the old HDD is set to slave, It should work fine.

As for formatting - I assume one of the 5 partitions hac Win98 on it?

Personally I would copy any data that I wanted to keep and then reformat the old drive (NTFS if you don't need Fat32) and create new partitions - XP can do this, but the HDD manufacturer will probably have a utility to download that will do it faster and more reliably.

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i reformatted no the weekend and put win98 on. i installed win98 to C:\Win98, then i put XP on to C:\WINDOWS with the hope of being able to boot into either OS if necessary. i cant do that. when i go to the operating system menu, ony WinXP is there. my winXP installation was a "New Installation"

i have never done this b4, did i do something wrong or is there anyway i can fix this??


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Can someone tell me if i can install winxp on a computer using win98 ?I would like to get the win98 back up and running,so i can give it to my kids to use.Also what all do i need to do this ?And is there a website where i can download winxp? This computer I'm on now doesn't have one,it came preinstalled with this computer.

A:Win98 to Winxp

First it is not recommed to install xp over windows 98 it is better to do a fresh install.

Second no no and no there is no legal way to download windows xp from web.

Third you cannot install or even should install windows xp from another computer becuase of WPA and because you are breaking the EULA.

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I have a P3, 866 MHZ with 256 MB RAM running Win 98 that I use for my cottage. Mostly the PC is used for email, Internet access, some MS office applns etc and usually works pretty good (although Win98 hangs occassionally).

My question is would I be any better off replacing Win98 with WinXP - in other words recognizing this is an older machine would there be any performance benefit running WinXP (a newer op system)?

XP is obviously a more robust, reliable, secure o/s with addl functionality but on this particular 866 MHZ PC would user performace get worse, stay the same or get better...?

If the user performance would be essentially the same or better it would make sense to spend the money and upgrade to XP (and take advantage of XP's better functionality) but if performance is degraded it may be just as well to keep using Win98 on this older beast.

- and would it be better to do a complete new install of XP (a fair amount of work reinsalling all my applns...) or just doing an upgrade to Win98?

Appreciate any good advice.

A:WinXP vs Win98 - for 866 MHZ PC

If you take my view, then XP is surely to be preferred over Windows 98. I myself run XP and am completely content with it's features, compatibility, performance, looks, etc. You are finding it difficult to decide whether to run XP or Windows 98, right? Just compare your System Specifications and mine and then again have a look at your problem. See if you have the same difficulty in deciding like you had before.

Good Luck.

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I reformated my brothers computer he had win98 on it and i installed winxp pro. Now when his computer starts up it asks what system we want to start up with.. Microsoft windows or Microsoft Windows xp pro. if u you choose the microsoft windows it just goes to c: prompt. Any way of getting rid of that? Also I tried a refomat again just to see what happens and it reformated sorta..it left all the installed files etc that we had put on the computer since we formated to winxp.. ( so the files we installed once winxp was on the computer) any idea on what happened and how i can maybe reformat it so just winxp and nothing else is on here..

Any help would be great and ASAP would be even nicer sorry but he dont want to go without his computer


A:win98 to winxp

look here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q289022

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Hi there,

Situation is:

3 boxes: one WinXP Pro, one Win2K Pro, and one Win98 (not SE). No server.

Router: SMC, D-Link (2 models), Linksys, Belkin (only one at a time, though ) to cable modem.

Problem: Win98 doesn't see any other comp than itself. WinXP or Win2K can't see Win98.

Std IP config on all NICs: Automatic IP, DHCP enabled, NetBIOS over TCP/IP, etc...

Same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.x.x), same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses (auto).

Same workgroup name (No leading/trailing spaces)

All firewalls OFF.

Registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x: DONE

Same username and password (none) on each.

Internet access: YES for all 3 (ping, browser, etc...)

Ping the other computer's IP address:
- YES, all 3 for WinXP & Win2K
- YES, all 3 for Win98 but only with NetBEUI installed

Ping the other computers by name:
- YES, WinXP & Win2K do see each other
- NO, Win98 can't only ping itself

NET VIEW reports:
- Win98: Win98 as the only server
- WinXP & Win2K: WinXP & Win2K as available servers (no Win98)

No share accessible on Win98 from either Win2K or WinXP (using UNC with IP address).

Can't say, since Windoze 98 (not SE) doesn't accept UNC with IP.

According to experts on this forum (no names ) Windoze 98 can be used with XP or 2K. What am I missing then?


A:Win98 and Win2K + WinXP P2P ????

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I hope it is the right place to post this question...

I have a software installed on my old system (Windows 98) and I need to clown the software and move it to Windox xp prof.

How can I do it? Is there a program I can download that does that..

Thank you..

A:move app from win98 to winXp

The software needs to be reinstalled. It can't be copied.

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is the procedure the same when you install winxp when you reformat? any help would be appreciated.

A:Changing Os From Win98 To Winxp

This should be a good article for you. Includes screenshot! Upgrading to Windows XP from Windows 9x/Me

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Hi, can someone lend me a hand in networking both a win98 machine to a winXp Pro one?

This is the current setup.
One router, one cable modem.
Both systems are connected to the router, and I would like to get the win98 os to see and have access to the winxp system.

Stuff that might help.
-The router is a d-link.
-I can't ping the win98 machien, it's ip or name.
-I can ping the router and the localhost.
-I haven't really set anything up manually. But did use the network setup wizard on both winXP and win98.
-I will want to add a printer to the network, but that can be done after I get both OS's to work with eachother.

Can anyone lend me a hand with this?
I've gone through the forums and have found quite a bit, but alot of it is beyond me and I need some guidance.

Thank you.

A:networking win98 and winxp

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Hiya peeps,

My brother in-law has a winXP puter, but it doesn't work very well because it only has 64mb memory. He's going to update the memory to 256mb after Christmas, but for the time being, he wants me to put win98 on it.
Can I install win98, on the puter without losing the winXP? or will I have to do a clean install, and format harddrive.


A:Can I install win98 over winXP

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I have 2 PCs, 1 is a WinXP MCE, and the other in Win98 SE. The router is properly setup physically and the settings are correct. ICS is working fine, i get internet access for both machines, i can play MP games on both computers thru the LAN options.
The XP computer can see the folders on the Win98 machine thru My Network Places, but my problem is the 98 PC cant see the XP comp in Network Neighborhood. What IS shown in Network Neighborhood is the Network name, and the 98 PC, and its own shared folders, but nothing about the XP machine. I have disabled the Windows Firewall in XP, and set the C Drive to be shared. Under the LAN connection there is no option about the ICF, so i assume by disabling the Win Firewall that cuts that off too. Is there something im missing?

A:Networking WinXP MCE and Win98 SE

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When attempting to access anything (printer, file or directory) over my network (that is, attempting to acess something on a computer running windows 98 from a computer running windows xp) it is extremely slow to load. This also applies when trying to print on a network printer - the software crashes for about 2 minutes then prints.

What is the problem? I am going to reformat soon anyway - will this help?

A:WinXP - Win98 Networking

This may be related to a problem that's been known for years with 2K and XP.

Delete the following key from the Registry (after saving)


Eric Pircher sorted this - apparently Win2k spends ages looking for
"scheduled tasks" on other computers when you browse them thru' Network Neighborhood

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Im am trying to connect my old Windows 98 desktop to the internet through my Sky broadband router ..

I have fitted an Ethernet port to the old pc's PCI slot, have downloaded the driver EN1207D-TX which i was informed it required to use.]
I tried to open an internet browser on it but page failed, also i think its powered by wannadoo as their logo is in the top right corner?

I have been experimenting with the settings trying all manner of differant variables but can't find the right settings.

Old OS: Windows 98 (not sure if FE or SE)
Packard Bell club?

New Os: Windows XP Professional
Packard Bell intel pentium D dual core

i have connected the 2 systems with a USB cable. Both systems are connected to my NetGear router on separate ports. I have tried all sorts.
i have installed the ethernet card/port and downloaded the driver for it (carried across via MP3 player used as a memory stick)
I carried over a network setup file from the network wizard on my xp to the 98 when i try to run it on the 98, after the restart i get -

Windows Networking
Your network adapter Accton EN1207(-TX) PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (0001) is not working properly. You may need to set it up again. For more information, see the Network Troubleshooter in Windows Help.

i tried the best i could to follow the 'trouble shooter' but its useless =/ (or i am w/e)
is there any help you could offer (not sure what information you need but please ask and i will supply)

A:Win98 and WinXP pro Net thru same router?

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Me and a friend of mine connected our pc's via TCP/IP. We used a router, and it works fine (games, applications, everything works). Now we want to connect our pc's via IPX protocol. We've tried, but it didn't work for some reason. Do we only need to do something with Windows, or do we need to disconnect the router and connect the computers directly ? Also, what do we need to reconfigure ? (My pc has Win98, his has WinXP).

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I feel so stupid!

I am trying to get a Win98 PC to print to a HP Deskjet 920C which is connected via USB to a WinXP PC...

Doesnt sound too difficult, except I cannot get the 98 Machine to see the XP one. I can ping the 98 one from the XP one but not vice versa. I have checked the following:

1. Both machines are on the same workgroup
2. Same subnet
3. Same IP Range
4. Sharename is correct
5. Tried swapping cat5 cables between wallports and the result is exactly the same.
6. Printer is switched on
7. Machines can both access the internet so im guessing the patch leads and NIC's are ok

Can anyone think of anything I might have missed? Its driving me crackers lol

Thanks in advance,

A:Help networking Win98 to WinXP

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I have a pc running Windows 98 that will not startup. Instead of wasting time with repairs I purchased a new desktop running Windows XP.

Is it feasible for me to salvage files from the Win98 drive if I install it as a slave inside the new desktop? What problems might I encounter?

Please advise...any help will be much appreciated.



A:Win98 HD switch out into WinXp


ive done it loads of times and never hit any problems as long as you set it to slave all should be fine in my experience.


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I currently have WinXP Home Edition installed, but due to a compatibilty error with a game I plan to install Win98 on a partition. I did a little serach on these forums and found numerous threads about doing this, but I thought it would be best if i asked myself, as I don't want to screw up my system (i've done that once to many times ).
I have also read a few things stating that you really need to start with Win98 installed first. In my case, this isn't an option. I am using the NTFS file system, not Fat32. Could someone outline some steps for how to setup a partition with Win98 and WinXP.
Do I need a special partition program to do this, or will WinXP and Win98 be able to handle it all themselves. Thanks.

ADDED: I only have 1 hard-drive by the way. I've been having a look through the Microsoft Knowledge base, but I haven't found a way to create a new Fat32 partition with Win98 on it and keep my NTFS WinXP partition as well. Please help. Thanks

A:WinXP and Win98 partition

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Hi, if I have an old pentium 4 1.5Ghz pc with 196mb of sd ram would it be better off with windows XP or windows 98.


A:old pentium 4 - win98 or winXP

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Hi, I hope I don't sound too stupid but this is my first VB6 program and I compiled it in WinXP but when I copied and ran the thing in Win98, some code won't do their job.

I made some "scripting.filesystemobject" calls mainly to copy files and check for folders, I also tried to read the contents of an "excel.workbook". The scripting portion seems to work most of the time (not always), but the "excel" portion just won't run.

I have Office2003 on my XP and Office2000 on the Win98 machine. I was thinking this shouldn't cause a problem since the Excel files are saved in the "Excel 97-2000" version.

Any thougths? Please

-- a really green VB programmer (James)

A:VB6 compiled in WinXP won't run in Win98

Not sure if this will work but i had a similar problem
some of your dll files will over write those in the windows 98
some of these are not compatable
what i did to solve this was copy the dll files in question this takes time to find the ones causing problems
and put them in a folder called system98 instead of using the XP dll from the system folder, then i compile my exe using these
this solved my problem
hope this helps

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unable to get past initial stage of upgrade. i get a fatal error after it tells me it can't copy mfc32 to my machine.

A:Upgrade from win98 to winxp

You might look at this site.

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I have a Pentium II 350 Dell running Win98 w/ 96 MB RAM.
I am finally giving up on all other courses of action, and am going to re-format my hard drive, and then re-install Windows 98, and add my programs and then share/freeware apps, one by one.
But, should I reformat the drive and then do a fresh install of WinXP? Or should I do the fresh install of Win98, then upgrade to WinXP before I load any programs?
Thanks very much!!
Michelle [email protected]

A:Should I upgrade from Win98 to WinXP?

I'd format and install a clean copy on the system. However, I recommend, (strongly recommend) you get a faster computer with at least (LEAST) 256mb ram. At the very least get a PIII 700 or more with 384 or more ram. It makes a BIG difference.

Microsoft says you need:
PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended;
Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)
1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*
Super VGA (800 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
CD-ROM or DVD drive
Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
But they BS. If you wanna wait an hour to open a file, go ahead and follow their sys reqs. But on your pc, for now, i'd stick with win98.

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I am trying to network (with internet access) two computers, one with WinXP and the other with Win98 SE. I had to contact the ISP, which provides DSL, because there is a static IP address. Once I had that information, the first computer with WinXP connected (hard-wired) with no problems.

Adding the second one, with Win98, is another story. I originally used a wireless D-Link router (DI 524), and a wireless adapter (DWL-G510) which I didn't learned until later was not originally manufactured to support Win98. I was able to download the appropriate driver from D-Link, however, and got the second computer up and running using a wireless connection. Since then though, the person who uses this computer has been complaining of freeze-ups and blue screens.

I then ran a cable (about 100 feet) to the second computer and attempted to connect it to the router using port 2. After resetting the DSL modem, the router, and rebooting both computers, I got nothing. The second computer (Win98SE) cannot "see" the router, nor does the light for that port (2) light up on the router.

Do I have to enter a static IP address for the Win98 computer? What do I use then as subnet mask and default gateway?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Network problem w/WinXP and Win98 SE

I've replaced the RJ-45 ends twice, careful to wire both ends exactly the same.

I've ruled out everything, connecting the computer to my home network with a different cable where it works fine, so I now know it is the cable. I am wondering if I may be having these problems because I did not cut the cable down (100') at the end, where there is probably 10-15' left, rolled in a small coil behind the computer. I laid the cable above a dropped ceiling and it runs next to some flourescent lighting fixtures. Would any of this be cause for the connection not to work?

Thanks again for your time and help.

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I am trying to network (with internet access) two computers, one with WinXP and the other with Win98 SE. I had to contact the ISP, which provides DSL, because there is a static IP address. Once I had that information, the first computer with WinXP connected (hard-wired) with no problems.

Adding the second one, with Win98, is another story. I originally used a wireless D-Link router (DI 524), and a wireless adapter (DWL-G510) which I didn't learned until later was not originally manufactured to support Win98. I was able to download the appropriate driver from D-Link, however, and got the second computer up and running using a wireless connection. Since then though, the person who uses this computer has been complaining of freeze-ups and blue screens.

I then ran a cable (about 100 feet) to the second computer and attempted to connect it to the router using port 2. After resetting the DSL modem, the router, and rebooting both computers, I got nothing. The second computer (Win98SE) cannot "see" the router, nor does the light for that port (2) light up on the router.

Do I have to enter a static IP address for the Win98 computer? What do I use then as subnet mask and default gateway?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Network problem w/WinXP and Win98 SE

Is this 98 or 98SE? I havent seen any wireless adapter that supports 98 first edition so far.
You do need to add the subnet mask and default gateway, your ISP should provide you with that information.

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In a five PC home network 3 pcs are running win98 and two are running winXP.

When the XP pcs are off i can see the 3 win98se pcs in Network Neihborhood. As soon as either or both of the WinXP pcs are on, i cannot see my win98 pcs. They all disappear, but i can communicate with them if i go through explorer and type the name and folder i want to access manually. In addition i cannot connect to a shared printer connected to one of the XP machines, but i can connect to the printer connected to one of the win98 machines.

I only have full control of the win98 machines. The two XP machines belong to my brother and sister and the only thing i can do is just unplug them from the hub.

Thanks for any advice given.

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Is there software included with WinXP that will allow files on a Win98 machine to be transferred to the XP machine? Thanks

A:How to transfer files between WinXP PC and Win98 PC

fgs said:

Is there software included with WinXP that will allow files on a Win98 machine to be transferred to the XP machine? ThanksClick to expand...

Yes, you can use the file transfer wizard to move the files from almost any windows box to an XP system using a crossover cable between the two systems.

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Hi, I am fiddling with my moms PCs. At the moment she has 2 PCs, one dinosaur with Win 98 and one with XP (She also has a Toshiba notebook with Win95, an Acer notebook with Vista and a Samsung netbook... My mom is 66...). She loves some of the programs on the Win98 desktop, which is why she is keeping the Win98 configuration. She claims, that when making birthday cards (her hobby), she can only get the perfect margins on the Win98 PC and no other printer can print on thick paper (according to her)... So she'd kill me if I made it stop working :)

Question: Can i just download and install the Win98 drivers for the PC components of the WinXP PC and then just remove the whole HDD from the Win98 PC, move it into the WinXP PC and connect it, and will it work then? I can just put the LPT1 card from the Win98 into the WinXP PC as well, right?

Thanks for helping me with this silly issue. I would just have dumped the old one... but mums... You get the idea...

A:[SOLVED] Can I move a HDD with Win98 into WinXP PC?

If you transfer the drive you would be able to access the data on it. You would not normally be able to run applications on it. All applications except for some simple ones, or those designed to be portable, will need to be installed on the XP computer.

If you are moving devices you would have to obtain XP drivers. Win98 drivers are unlikely to work.

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Hi All,

Today I somehow managed to break a clients network.

The network is a peer to peer - win98 & winxp through a hub.

The XP machine has an ADSL modem connected to it via USB that is on
( It was all working fine until I installed a Firewall on the 98 machine and then un-installed it when things did not work ! )

If I let the network card set up the connection using DHCP, it gives the XP machine an address in the range but has the Exclamation mark against it saying it has limited connectivity. ( I manually entered this range for the 98 machine with no joy )

If I manually set the XP machine to and the 98 to, they can ping each other, but I can't see either shared drive when browsing from either end.

The network name is WORKGROUP on both machines.

This all happened because I installed an firewall on the 98 machine, then took it off, but something has changed, but it is not obvious what is wrong.

Anyone with any thought I would really appreciate it. I have remote access to the XP machine but not the 98 - so it is a bit frustrating getting the guy at the other end to be my eyes on the 98 machine !!!

Really desperate - Thanks...

A:Win98 & winXP network is broken...

Well, since you've fooled around with the XP machine's configuration and the W98, you'll probably have to configure both of them.

For the XP machine, let's reset the TCP/IP stack.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

Take a look at this Microsoft ICS (Internet Connection Sharing tutorial to get ICS configured again on the XP machine.

Finally, for the W98 machine, make sure automatic IP addressing is setup. Then on the W98 machine, run this Automated WINSOCK Fix all Windows Versions to repair any damage that the firewall may have caused.

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I have downloaded all of the Win98 screen savers and cannot seem to run them in the "test" mode on XP. I have not installed them...I am waiting until I get an answer before doing that. I am particularly interested in the "Mystery" screen saver. Some of them WILL operate in the "test" mode but not "Mystery". Is there a way to solve this and if so....(DUH!)...how?
Thank you!

A:Running Win98 Screensavers In WinXP

Screensavers should be pretty much OS independent. Well, as long as it's some version of MS Windows. I would check DirectX and OpenGL.

First, I'd run dxdiag. You can do that by going to Start -> Run. Then, type "dxdiag" (without the quotes) in the field and press enter. Once dxdiag loads, select the Display tab and run the 2 tests on that page. If they pass, you DirectX should be fine. If not, you'll want to download it and install it again. Don't try to uninstall DirectX. Just run the setup after downloading it.

If DirectX is fine, then download and install OpenGL.

Here are the links:





BTW, I assume you're a Simple Minds fan. Same here.

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This was an upgrade, not a clean install. After the upgrade everything works but the system tools such as defrag, checkdisk and diskclean. Tried to reinstall through the add/remove programs without success. Can anyone give me some suggestions on what else to try? Thanks!

A:Problem after upgrade from win98 to winXP...

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how is THAT for a descriptive subject? (HINT HINT). anyways, i have a network of my WinXP machine, my Win98 machine, and my brother's WinXP machine. transfers between both XP Pro machines are nice and fast, however, once i try to transfer between either of the XP boxes with the Win98 box, major difference. it took 1.5 minutes to xfer a 600mb file between XP boxes, but __12__ minutes between XP and 98. any suggestions?

all xp drives are fat32, and the drive in the 98 machine is brand new @ 5400 rpms. thanks for any insight!


A:*SLOW* LAN transfers between Win98/WinXP Pro

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Im having a bit of a problem... I would like to connect to a Win98 machine with my WinXP machine and Vice Versa... Is there a way I can do it... I can connect Win2000 and WinXP together but I just can seem to get Win98 to do the same...


A:[Resolved] Networking Win98 to WinXP

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I can't for the life of get my WIN98 machine to connect to the internet with my WINxp machine playing host over a wireless network. I am using a Linksys router with a cable modem connection. The WIN98 machine says it is connected to the network workgroup HOME but cannot find the internet. I do not know what else to try. Is it in the TCP/IP set up? I thought I had tried everything there too but I just need any advice. I have messed with off and on for a month now. I downloaded network magic but can't get it installed on the older machine. The most frustrating part is I actually had another computer connected at one time with the same configuration but can't get this one to go. ANy ideas?

A:Wireless networking from WIN98 to WINXP

go ontothe both PC and post an IPCONFIG /ALL for both lets see whats there
also model of router

there are two ways to do that


ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

Now for the 98 machine
instead of CMD - COMMAND should work
in fact you should see DOS prompt in progams
IPCONFIG should work on the 98 PC
butwe may need to try winipcfg

post back results - then we can start looking at all the setups

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HOW CAN I UPGRADE MY WIN98se TO WINXP USING THE FULL WIN XP INSTALL VERSION w/o HAVING TO FORMAT MY DRIVE AND REINSTALL EVERYTHING (at least a 2-day process)? while watching tech tv a while back, they were talking about how to do an upgrade of windows using the fulll install version of winXP, not the upgrade version... i am upgrading some hardware and can get the full version of xp pro for the same price as the upgrade...... anyway, i can't find anything about this on the tech tv site and all attempts to get a reply from contacting them have failed... any help would be appreciated!!

A:Win98 update using full oem WinXP

I believe this can be done by installing xp on the same drive and leaving the existing partitoon format in place. Do not select format during the install and you should be good but you will have xp running as a fat 32 partition which is second to ntfs but it will still work.

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yes i would like to know the process to create a dual boot with win98se and winxp home if someone would could tell me the process i would be very gratefull Thanks Lon

A:win98/winxp dual boot

Here's a link that was provided by JToast in a previous thread.

here is a step by step... Click to expand...


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) I connected the two computers with a serial cable

2) I ran the direct connection (wizard) on the windows 98 machine, setting it to be the host and to listen on COM1. It waits patiently for the connection to be established.

3) I ran the new connection wizard on the XP machine. I selected the "advanced connection" option for connecting two machines directly using a Serial cable, and I set the XP machine to be the guest so that it "dials in" to the 98 machine. It says the connection was created OK and puts an icon for it on my desktop.

4) I run the connection icon on my XP desktop, it prompts me for a user name and password. I leave them blank and click "connect". It connects, and puts an icon in my notification tray saying "connected at 19kbps". On the host machine (Win 98) the "waiting to connect" dialog changes to "now connected". Both computers now show data transferring across the network connection.

Unfortunately, now that my connection is established, I can't find the remote computer anywhere on the XP machine. There's nothing new in "my computer" nor in "my network places" and when I click on the connection itself, all I get is the data transfer status. How can I go from this network connection to browsing the files on the windows 98 machine from the XP machine?

I have "file and printer sharing" installed on both machines with it enabled on both machines and the roo... Read more

A:Direct connect Winxp to Win98

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